Checkerboard Picnic Blanket

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Checkerboard Picnic Blanket

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Have a picnic on this blanket and then relax with a game of checkers. Includes instructions for game pieces which double as coasters! Approx 65" [165 cm] square. Made in Lily Sugar 'n Cream. 5mm (US H/8) crochet hook. Skill level: Beginner.

Measurements

Single Size
Approx 65 ins [165 cm] square.
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  • Single Size

Approx 65 ins [165 cm] square.

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Contrast A

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Red, 00095Edit Color
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Contrast B

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | White, 00001Edit Color
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Contrast C

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Bright Navy, 00009Edit Color
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The materials for this project cost $78.97

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

cont = continue(ity)

Dc = double crochet

pat = pattern

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

tog = together

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 65 ins [165 cm] square.

MATERIALS

Blanket
Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Contrast A Red (00095) 13
Contrast B White (00001) 13
Contrast C Bright Navy (00009) 2
Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
Coasters
Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Contrast B White (00001) 2
Contrast C Bright Navy (00009) 2
Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
Blanket and Coasters
Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Contrast A Red (00095) 13
Contrast B White (00001) 15
Contrast C Bright Navy (00009) 4
Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE

13 dc and 7 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS
BLANKET
Note:
Ch 3 at beg of row counts as dc. To change color, work to last 2 loops on hook at end of row. With new color, draw through 2 loops on hook, then proceed.

Strip 1 (make 4): With A, ch 30.
1st row: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 28 dc.
2nd row: Ch 3. Miss first dc. 1 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each dc to end of row. 1 dc in top of turning ch. Turn.
Rep 2nd row 12 times more.
Change to B and rep 2nd row 14 times more.
These 28 rows form pat.

Rep last 28 rows twice more.
Change to B and rep 2nd row 14 times more. Fasten off.

Strip 2 (make 4)
Rep as for Strip 1 substituting A for B and B for A.

FINISHING
Sew strips tog, alternating Strip 1 and Strip 2.

EDGING
Join C with sl st to bottom right corner of Blanket.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 3 sc in same st as last sl st. Work 1 rnd of sc around Blanket, working 3 sc in each corner, 2 sc in each dc sp along sides and 1 sc in each sp between each dc along top and bottom. Join with sl st in first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 3 sc in next sc (corner). Cont working sc around, having 3 sc in corners. Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

COASTERS (playing pieces) (make 12 each in B and C)
Ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 10 sc in ring. Join with sl st in first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending with 2 sc in last sc. Join with sl st in first sc. 15 sc.
3rd rnd: As 2nd rnd, ending with 1 sc in last sc. 22 sc.
4th rnd: As 2nd rnd. 33 sc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
6th rnd: As 3rd rnd. 49 sc. Fasten off.